Castle Cinema

82 Castlereagh Road,
Belfast, BT5 5FR

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Castle Cinema

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Situated on the corner of Castlereagh Road and Clara Street, the Castle Cinema opened in October 1934, with 1,000 seats on a single-level raked floor. It was described in the press as Belfast’s ‘Old Gold’ cinema, due to its striking interior colour scheme. As an independent, the Castle Cinema struggled to survive and owner James Crawford was forced to show so many cowboy films that it became known as ‘The Ranch’. It closed in 1966. The top level was subsequently removed and, in November 1998 when my photograph was taken, it was a furniture and bedding centre, which remained open in July 2012.

Contributed by David Simpson
You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater